As per existing provisions, senior citizens of minimum 60 years are eligible for concession in the basic fares of Mail/Express trains and all inclusive fares of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains. The element of concession is 30 per cent for men senior citizens and 50 per cent for women senior citizens.
As announced by Minister of Railways in Budget speech for 2011-12 on 25th February, 2011, it has been decided to reduce the minimum age for availing concession from 60 years to 58 years in case for women senior citizens. However, the element of concession will continue to remain at 50 per cent.
It has also been decided to increase the element of concession in case of men senior citizens from 30 per cent to 40 per cent. The minimum age will, however, continue to be 60 years in case of men.
There will be no change in other terms and conditions.
The concession will be admissible on tickets purchased on and after 01.06.2011. In case of tickets already issued for travel on & after 01.06.2011, refund of difference of fares will not be admissible.